As a new area of expansion this year, we are interested in publishing translations of select children’s books in Ladakhi. Our first is a Ladakhi translation of ‘Chuskit goes to School’, in collaboration with Pratham Books.
‘Chuskit goes to school’ is a story about a disabled Ladakhi girl who dreams of going to school, making friends, learning maths and playing games. Written by Sujatha Padmanabhan and illustrated by Madhavanti Anantharajan, it has been translated into Ladakhi by Gen Konchok Phanday.
We are raising funds to have Chos skyid slob grva’a cha’a nog published, printed and shipped to Ladakh for Ladakhi children. Contributions are welcome. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +919622140328
7 May, 2014
by Avalokitesvara Trust
Here’s a heartwarming
effort by 4 of Avalokitesvara Trust‘s volunteers that came to Ladakh from Berlin & Hong Kong this summer!
This video is the product of their creative writing & book-binding workshop held with the ‘tsunjungs’ of Samstanling Gonpa School in the Nubra Valley!
28 April, 2014
by Avalokitesvara Trust
Since 2011 we have successfully installed some 40 reading rooms in government, private and monastery schools across Leh district, and conducted learner-based
teaching modules for children at primary and secondary levels in selected schools, as well as introducing extra-curricular skills. This year we seek to consolidate the initiative through teacher-training especially, and extending the reach of our various inputs in individual schools. We emphasise the gradual development of interactive, experiential learning rather than one-time inputs of hardware.
The project has attracted phenomenal interest from skilled volunteers across India, many of whom benefit from the experience almost as much as the children
they teach, and has thus become a channel
of positive interaction between this remote region and the rest of the country. Numbers of volunteers are restricted to ensure quality and consistency.
The project has also generated much appreciation from teachers
in Ladakh, who generally struggle just to push their students through mandatory exams with limited resources and approaches to learning. We are in constant endeavour to enhance teacher training and provide soft resources regionwide. Given the great demand for this type of work, we envisage pursuing it as extensively as we can in the coming years.
As we draw closer to this year’s activities, we invite you to help us in several ways. We have been able to do a lot with your kind support and hope that you shall continue your patronage. Please click on the link and find ways to contribute -http://avalokitesvaratrust.org/contribute/
Thank you/ Thug je che